Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities; photo Paula Lobo
Netta Yerushalmy’s Paramodernities; photo Paula Lobo

Making her Pillow debut with the world premiere of Paramodernities, Netta Yerushalmy deconstructs iconic works from choreographers such as Alvin Ailey, Martha Graham, and Bob Fosse while performing them alongside scholarly contributions that situate them in larger contexts. Presented in multiple installments, this work is a meditation on the different tracks taken within the modern tradition, in dance and beyond.

Before you witness Paramodernities discover the iconic work that inspired it below in these videos from YouTube and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive:

Alvin Ailey

Ailey II in ‘Wade in the Water’ from Revelations in 1988

George Balanchine

Merrill Ashley & John Meehan in the Pas de deux from ‘Agon’ in 1987

Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham Dance Company in ‘Sounddance’ from 2009

Bob Fosse

Excerpts from ‘Sweet Charity’; ‘The Aloof’, ‘The Heavyweight’, ‘The Big Finish’, choreographed by Bob Fosse

Martha Graham

Martha Graham Dance Company in ‘Night Journey’ from 1994

Vaslav Nijinsky

Excerpt from Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’, choreographed by Valsav Nijinsky (version reconstructed by Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer), performed by the Ballet and Orchestra of the Maryinsky Theater conducted by Valery Gergiev

Go behind-the-scenes with Festival Photographer Christopher Duggan as he captures photos for our Paramodernities/Revelations exhibit now on display in the Doris Duke Theatre Lobby

Netta Yerushalmy's Paramodernities

Highly acclaimed for her “fierce choreographic imagination” (The New York Times), Netta Yerushalmy makes her Pillow debut with the world premiere of Paramodernities.

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Netta Yerushalmy & David Kishik in Paramodernities; photo Paula Lobo